Charming Cane Workshop


I had my first Charming Canes workshop (thanks Cynthia Tinapple and Polymer Clay Daily for the name)  this past weekend and I really believe everyone had a good time and learned a lot. At least they all came back day #two with smiles on their faces.

Alice Stroppel's Studio 215

I worked on a color palette for this workshop  using mainly Premo Cobalt Blue, Fuchsia, and Zinc Yellow. Then all colors where Skinner blended with white. I was pleased with the results. Just look at the charms this group created. It really was a greatly satisfying workshop for me.

Alice Stroppel's Stduio 215 Charming Canes WorkshopAlice Stroppel's Stduio 215 Charming Canes WorkshopAlice Stroppel's Stduio 215 Charming Canes WorkshopAlice Stroppel's Stduio 215 Charming Canes Workshop

Thanks to the support of my community and my friends and fellow clayers from around the country, my studio is doing very well and I’m having the best time. Such a lucky girl.


Pen and Ink and Sculpting Fun

I have two Pen and Ink  Workshops coming up. The first one is in a couple of days and I’m teaching just one person by request. There’s plenty of room and it will be a cozy small class with lots of individual attention. So come on if you have time or there is always Aug .

Thursday  – July 23rd
9am – 4pm
Saturday August 8th
9am – 4pm
supply kit availble – $12
9:00am – 4:00

pen and ink on polymer clay - Alice Stroppel

Sculpting Fun!
Aug 1st 
Full day workshop
9:00 – 4:00
everything included

Sculpting Fun - Alice Stroppel

Charming Canes, Lone Star and Sandy Camp Retreats

Canes for Charming Cane workshop Alice Stroppel

My inaugural Charming Canes workshop is next weekend and I wanted these charms to be colorful yet a tad softer than my usual pallet. So I decided to provide the clay and the color recipes with the workshop.

I spent almost everyday this last week figuring out the recipes and making more cane samples. I think I’m ready with that part. *g* But I still want to make more finished samples.

Can you tell I’m having a blast?

I have an ulterior motive for making so many, I will be teaching  at the Houston Guild’s Lone Star Retreat in Sept. and the San Diego Guild’s Sandy Camp Master Class in Oct. and I want to have lots of goodies to take with me.

I’ll be teaching my Caning Mapping technique at both retreats, I’m really looking forward them. How lucky am I?

I’ve always said that pc was addictive and it’s certainly true with these “charming” canes. Not only I’m I going to have fun making new things, but just think of the cool scraps and left over bits and how many different ways I can use them.

Many things to do and never a dull moment.